As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- rs, m. love to a foster-child, (also used metaph.) in phrases such as, leggja á. við e-n, to foster with love, as a pet child, Fms. iii. 90; fæða e-n ástfóstri, to breed one up with fatherly care, x. 218.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛋᛏ-ᚠᚢᛋᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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